Multiple auto accidents claim ten lives in Bauchi

A multiple ghastly auto crash which occurred on Thursday at Filin Kokuwa in Rimin Zayan village along Bauchi – Jos highway has claimed the lives of 10 people.

According to the Bauchi State Command of The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the multiple fatal crashes occurred on 29th November, 2019 at about 8pm as explained by the Public Relations Officer, FRSC, Rilwan Suleiman who confirmed the accident to our Correspondent Saturday evening adding that eight people were injured in the crash that involved 18 people.

He said that the accident was caused by dangerous driving and over-speeding; “Yes, it is true there was an accident at Fillin kokuwa, Rimin-Zayam village along Toro-Bauchi Federal Highway in Bauchi State which occurred on, 29th November 2019 at about 8 pm.”

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He added that “The multiple crashes involved two vehicles, a mini-bus Sharon with number plate: MSA 693 AA and a Volkswagen Golf 3, Saloon car with number plate: KMC 27 YJ. There were 18 people that were involved in the crash, 12 males and 6 females. It was caused by dangerous driving and over speeding. As a result, 8 people including 5 males and 3 females were injured while 10 people, 7 males and 3 females were killed.”

Rilwanu Suleiman also said that the injured victims were taken to Alumma Clinic for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at the Toro General Hospital saying that the obstruction was equally cleared from the scene of the crash to allow a free flow of traffic.

The FRSC spokesman called for attitudinal change among drivers while on the highway saying, “We still insists that motorists must change their attitude towards driving and use of the road.”

He then warned, “They must avoid selfishness, impatience and recklessness on the road because most accidents are caused by them and as a result, lives and properties are lost.”

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